Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Giving up self-will


Though we may want to avoid pain as much as possible, it is often our greatest teacher. The harder we struggle against pain, the more we will suffer. Surrendering to what our experiences are there to teach us, is the key to lasting freedom...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Truth



 When we're afraid, we will settle for living small.
 When we're afraid, we will betray ourselves in so many ways. 
 When we're afraid, we will hold too tightly to people, objects...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The path to healing


The way we begin to heal our pain (physical or emotional) is to give it a voice. 
We stop seeing pain as a character flaw. We come to understand that we all experience it.  We push past our own shame and judgement by telling our story out loud. The moment we begin to share with others is the moment we are no longer suffering in silence...

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Matters of the heart



If we weren't nurtured as children, 
we may not be kind and gentle to ourselves now.
We may put other people's needs before our own
or shut down our ability to feel empathy for others.
Either way, it's never too late to learn compassion. 
It begins with opening our heart to the child within...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Freedom


Fear and self-will are the culprits that cause needless pain and suffering. Because we are afraid, we hold tightly to our ideas. We try to get life to go our way. And we avoid everything that makes us uncomfortable. However, in surrendering our personal desires and facing our deepest fears, we put an end to suffering...